All of the children in Class One are flying like an eagle in their phonics learning!

The Reception children have shown great determination, perseverance and have developed a wonderful love for reading since starting phase 2 phonics in September. They have all believed in themselves and each other, shown a positive attitude towards their learning, and their achievement in phonics has been amazing already! Well done Reception continue to 'believe and achieve!'

The Reception children are now learning Phase 3 phonics. They have all made super progress in their reading development! So far the children have learnt the sounds s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,g,o,c,k,ck,e,u,r,b,h,ff,ff,l,ll, and ss. These are all of the phase 2 sounds!  They are now learning the phase 3 sounds j,v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, ou, oo, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure and er. The children are becoming more confident at sounding out and blending to read simple words and sentences with these sounds in. They have been learning to sight read the phase 2 and 3 tricky words I, the, into, to, no, go, he, she, we, be, me, you, are, all, her, they, was and my. We have also worked hard on developing our letter formation and using our phonics skills to spell and write simple words. We are also amazing at writing sentences! The children will continue to learn the phase 2 and 3 sounds and develop their reading skills through lots of hands on activities, both indoors and outdoors! 

Below are some links to helpful websites, activities and rhymes that will help the reception children to continue to develop their reading skills with you at home.


In phonics, Nursery will learn more about sounds in the environment, rhythm, rhyme, oral blending, songs, stories and much more! They will take part in lots of exciting, hands on activities to help them learn more!

The nursery children have now started to learn some of the alphabet sounds. We are enjoying singing the jolly phonics rhymes, playing initial sound games and drawing pictures to match sounds. 

Here are some ideas and activities for the nursery children to use with you at home, that will support their reading and communication and language development.

Have fun!